Jasper Co. firefighter dies at MUSC after brief illness, officials say

Jasper Co. firefighter dies at MUSC after brief illness, officials say
Coleman Loadholt was 51 years old

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A Jasper County firefighter died at MUSC after what the department is calling a “brief illness."

Coleman Blease “Coley” Loadholt Jr., 51, originally of Allendale, died at the downtown Charleston hospital on Friday.

“It is with our deepest regret that we inform you, Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt has ended his watch over our community,” the department said in a statement. “On Friday June 21, 2019 Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt passed peacefully with his family at his bedside.”

It is with our deepest regret that we inform you, Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt has ended his watch over our...

Posted by Jasper County Fire-Rescue on Friday, June 21, 2019

According to a release from the department, Loadholt, 51, was a full time firefighter and EMT with Jasper County fire-rescue and also worked with the Brunson Volunteer fire department where he was a captain. He had received a lifesaver award in Jasper County and a firefighter of the year award in Brunson.

He was also a member of the South Carolina firefighters association.

The nature of Loadholt’s illness was not immediately available.

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